The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for NVQ Level 4 qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

National Vocational Qualification Level 4 (NVQ Level 4)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 619 618
Rank change year-on-year +41 -1  
Contract jobs citing NVQ Level 4 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.012% 0.002% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.060% 0.009% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £475 - £136
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 - £136
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £125.00

NVQ Level 4 is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8346 10685 9435
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.31% 21.61% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5013 6746 5597
Median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 378 473
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

NVQ Level 4
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing NVQ Level 4 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for NVQ Level 4 in England

NVQ Level 4
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing NVQ Level 4 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for NVQ Level 4 in England

NVQ Level 4
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing NVQ Level 4 in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for NVQ Level 4 in England

NVQ Level 4
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NVQ Level 4 within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West - 4 £475 - 1
West Midlands +25 1 - -
NVQ Level 4
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing NVQ Level 4 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for NVQ Level 4.

1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
1 4 (44.44%) VPN
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) SAP
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Electronics
3 2 (22.22%) Military
3 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 2 (22.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (22.22%) Marketing
3 2 (22.22%) Atlassian

NVQ Level 4
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (22.22%) Electronics
3 2 (22.22%) Marketing
3 2 (22.22%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Health and Safety Manager
2 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Project Officer
2 1 (11.11%) Quality Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Supply Chain Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Supply Chain Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
2 2 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 1 (11.11%) Contract Management
3 1 (11.11%) Lean Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Network Management
3 1 (11.11%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (11.11%) Project Governance
3 1 (11.11%) QMS
3 1 (11.11%) Software Licensing
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) APMP
3 1 (11.11%) HND
3 1 (11.11%) MBA
3 1 (11.11%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 14001
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 9000
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Atlassian
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) NCR
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